If you haven't taken a trip to the Hawaiian Islands in a while, or you've always wanted to visit, now is the time to go, with prices on everything from luxury hotels to airfare lower than ever.
Hoping to move mainlanders out west, away from sleet and snow, tourism prices in Hawaii have made staying in the tropical paradise more feasible than ever, even in the current economic downturn.
Pleasant Holidays is offering packages that include airfare and hotels for as little as $349 for three night stays.
Hotels and restaurants on the islands are feeling the crunch of tough times and lowering prices accordingly. You can stay at the Hotel Hana Maui's ocean-view cottages for a price of only $495 a night, down from $650 last November. You can also enjoy extra perks at many of the island's luxurious resorts, like credits that can be used for extra curricular activities, like the always-popular horseback rides on the beach.
If you like to golf wherever you go, then the deals at the Kiahuna Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course on Kauai are perfect for you. A second or third round of golf is about 40 percent off, and golf-club rentals are half-off.
Book A Hawaiian Vacation >>
Even fine art collectors can enjoy great prices at Images Fine Art Gallery in the town of Lahaina, where owner Donald Norris is giving away digital photo prints on canvas that he usually prices at $700 with the purchase of any piece in the gallery over $2,000.
Even the super luxurious Waldorf-Astoria Collection Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, featuring suites with Italian-marble bathrooms and nightly turndown service is offering guests less expensive dining options.
As the economic crisis spreads, spend a little and get a lot on a luxurious Hawaiian vacation.
For LxM Carly Zinderman
Check Hotel Rates in Hawaii >>